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BlantonLawmakers are taking a breather in their efforts to find a property tax reform package that might stand a chance of making it to the voters. (See our sister blog, the Buzz, for all the details.)

What with all the money numbers that are being tossed about, and the potential negative impact on Florida's education system, the head of the state school boards association says it's probably best to slow things down.

"You know, when you look at what's being thrown out there as of last night, they're treating a constitutional amendment like a glitch bill," FSBA executive director Wayne Blanton (left) told the Gradebook. "You know, putting something in, taking something out, putting something in, taking something out, just to see what they can pass. I think they've got to settle down and remember this is a major constitutional amendment that you can't just put things in and out of overnight."

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:24am]


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